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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Operating by Values, Treating Grantees as Partners, and Strategic Time Horizon Considerations

by: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors | Mar. 30th, 2021 This post was originally featured by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Read the original post. Philanthropists have consistently weighed the importance of accountability, legacy, and impact as the pillars that outline their approach to effective philanthropy. The concept of strategic time horizons has emerged steadily over the past couple […]

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More Than Ever, Young People Need Currency-Builders

by: Stephanie Malia Krauss | Mar. 19th, 2021 Introduction from Kumar Raj, senior program officer At The Skilllman Foundation, our aspiration for young people is that they have equitable access to learn and to lead. We want Detroit youth to be ready for whatever path they decide to pursue after high school, to engage in […]

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How Equity Gets Us Closer to the American Dream

by: Maria Woodruff-Wright | Mar. 18th, 2021 The American model of success has glorified the individual hero or heroine in cinema, politics, and even in education. We celebrate those who, “despite the odds,” rise to greatness. This narrative makes us feel that anything is possible despite our current circumstances. A better life awaits if only […]

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Examining and addressing COVID-19 racial disparities in Detroit

by: Brookings Institution | Mar. 9th, 2021 This post was originally published by The Brookings Institution. Read the original post. One in every 645 Black people in the United States can expect to die from COVID-19, per data from February 2021. Blacks are 2.1 times more likely than whites to die from the virus. In fact, […]

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President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

by: The Skillman Foundation | Mar. 4th, 2021 The Opportunity A voice for children since 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy that serves as a fierce champion of Detroit children. The Foundation works to ensure Detroit youth achieve their highest aspirations by strengthening K-12 public education, afterschool learning opportunities, and college and career […]

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La Puerta Portal Opens the Door to New Opportunities for Hispanic Students

by: Michigan Hispanic Collaborative | Mar. 4th, 2021 The Michigan Hispanic Collaborative (MiHC), a nonprofit purposed with accelerating Hispanic economic mobility and reducing the poverty rate throughout Hispanic communities, today announced the availability of the La Puerta portal, a dynamic site that helps students, parents, and young professionals navigate their way through college and careers, […]

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Nonprofits Aim to Create BIPOC Solidarity Network in Detroit

by: Michigan Nonprofit Association | Mar. 3rd, 2021 Read the original press release from the Michigan Nonprofit Association. DETROIT – Michigan Nonprofit Association, in partnership with Data Driven Detroit, is pleased to announce the release of the first-ever Nonprofit Leadership Census survey aimed at building a solidarity network among BIPOC-led nonprofits (Black, Indigenous, and People […]

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The Skillman Foundation Launches President’s Youth Council

by: The Skillman Foundation | Mar. 2nd, 2021 This post was originally published by the Council of Michigan Foundations. Read the original post. To further engage youth voice in its grantmaking and change-making strategies, The Skillman Foundation launched its first-ever President’s Youth Council. Council members work with the foundation leadership to discuss issues that are important to them and […]

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